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Category Archives: Blog III

Keeping Expenses and Cash Flow: Business Owners

Whether companies are succeeding, struggling or somewhere in between, managing cash flow and expenses are critical for all of us. Challenges with cash flow and managing expenses can arise for a myriad of reasons, including late collections on accounts receivable, […]

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Company Goes Lean to Expand Revenue Stream

January 8, 2020 By: New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership Certified Packing & Crating Inc. (CP&C) is a seventeen-year-old company offering specialized packing and crating services, as well as customized product handling and packaging. Two former Intel employees, a husband and wife team, […]

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How Vulnerable Are You To a Cyber Attack? A Self-Assessment Tool for Manufacturers

December 17, 2019 By: Pat Toth It’s important for everyone — manufacturers and others — to recognize the threat of cyber attacks and how to prevent them. The vulnerabilities exploited by cybercriminals can shut down your operations, requiring your company to […]

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NIST ‘Big Data’ Framework

NIST Final ‘Big Data’ Framework Will Help Make Sense of Our Data-Drenched Age Framework supports the creation of tools that can be used in any computing environment. October 29, 2019 To improve approaches for analyzing very large quantities of data, […]

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The Importance of Productivity

November 01, 2019 By: Ken Voytek Productivity matters. It matters a lot. Yet it often seems that folks talk about productivity, but don’t do anything about it.  At least, it feels that way to me when I go outside of […]

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Manufacturing Month Highlights Industry’s Contribution to State Economy

by Tim Wiora, WMEP Executive Director/CEO October 10th, 2019   Dear Colleagues, Manufacturing Month is here. Throughout October, the focus is on the innovative and resilient manufacturers that are key drivers of our state’s economy. There are more than 9,000 […]

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What You Should Consider Before Implementing Electronic Work Instructions at Your Plant

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 As technology on the shop floor continues to advance, manufacturers are becoming more aware of new software tools and mobile hardware platforms, such as tablets and hands-free smart glasses, that are making a significant impact on the […]

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4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

July 11, 2019 By: Matt Minner There is a lot of buzz these days in the manufacturing sector about robots — and how they can help manufacturers address some of the challenges they face in today’s market, such as increased […]

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Rethinking Manufacturing

This is the first in a series of posts to spotlight the revitalization of U.S. manufacturing happening across the nation through Manufacturing USA ® institutes and their collaborators. Recently, I…

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NIST Presents First Real-World Test of New Smokestack Emissions Sensor Designs

June 26, 2019 In collaboration with industry, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have completed the first real-world test of a potentially improved way to measure smokestack emissions in coal-fired power plants. The researchers are presenting […]

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